Motherboard and network troubleshooting
Recently I had some sort of worm on my computer which was using a lot of cpu and other resources. After I removed the worm, my computer was a lot faster.
However, I can no longer connect to the internet. Windows XP shows that a Local Area Connection is enabled, but I cannot view webpages or download files, etc.
Before I removed the worm, my computer was really slow but it could still connect to the internet. A friend of mine says that there may be something wrong with the onboard lan on my Intel motherboard.
Can someone give me some general troubleshooting tips on how to determine what is wrong? Should I update the bios and reinstall the network drivers?
If all else fails, can I just install a network interface card? Or is my motherboard defective?
Thanks for any help.